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Re: All Qld NP camp areas closed

Postby Lyrebird » Wed 19 Aug, 2020 10:43 pm

Small world, I'm heading that way myself this weekend, on a guided trip (my first ever non-solo big walk in over twenty years of walking :mrgreen: ). Might see you around!
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Re: All Qld NP camp areas closed

Postby Equivocator » Thu 20 Aug, 2020 5:25 pm

Oh cool, a overnight?
We're taking it pretty slow so going to be at Rat-a-Tat Friday night and Stinson remote bush camp Saturday night, hiking out to Christmas creek Sunday morning.
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Re: All Qld NP camp areas closed

Postby Lyrebird » Fri 21 Aug, 2020 6:39 am

No, a big one dayer on the annual O'Reillys OR-Christmas Creek walk. I've long wanted to do it but the dates never suited; anyway, this year is the year!
Have a lovely couple of nights, and enjoy the glow worm show at Rat-a-Tat. I've only been there during the day but it's meant to be spectacular.
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Re: All Qld NP camp areas closed

Postby dalehikes » Fri 21 Aug, 2020 9:33 am

I hope your legs are ready Lyrebird, thats one LOOONG walk!
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Re: All Qld NP camp areas closed

Postby Lyrebird » Fri 21 Aug, 2020 11:54 am

I know, right :shock: ? I have been training up and down Springbrook and a few other steep places (plus a couple of 25+km efforts) ever since they opened the parks again, so hopefully the answer is yes.
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Re: All Qld NP camp areas closed

Postby Equivocator » Sat 22 Aug, 2020 3:10 pm

At point lookout 3pm. Hear a group go past rat-a-tat at 7-730 ish, while we were still warm in out bags. You must have left early + been booking it to make it past there that early. Either that, or another group started from Echo Point.
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Re: All Qld NP camp areas closed

Postby Lyrebird » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 1:00 pm

I'd say that was them. The group left Echo Point at about 0615.
I had to pull out early (around Mt Worendo) due to rapid onset bronchitis leaving me gasping for air :cry: . I think smoke from the fire around Mt Barney contributed a fair bit.
There were two groups camped at Echo Point but one were still packing up and waving bits of toast around when I passed them on return at about 7, and I think the others were heading along Albert River.

Anyways, I'm now at home in COVID-test quarantine, rereading Secrets of the Scenic Rim and feeling thoroughly sorry for myself. Hope you had a great walk; the rest of the Stinson group had a really good time.
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Re: All Qld NP camp areas closed

Postby Equivocator » Sun 23 Aug, 2020 8:44 pm

Oh, sorry to hear that! Saw the news on the way back about a few more that popped up. Hopefully you feel better soon and results come back negative.
I had a really good time, but my hiking buddy told me never to drag her on something so steep ever again :o

A bit more practice and I'll have her up Logans ridge on Barney though ;)

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Re: All Qld NP camp areas closed

Postby ofuros » Sat 29 Aug, 2020 4:26 am

Lamington Binna Burra section...not fully closed anymore, just a partial closure of some tracks until the next update in November.

Binna Burra drive-in campsite seems to be available from the 14th September.

...and a there's a detour for the Hinterland Great Walk.


Green Mts section...Drive-in & Great Walkers camp area upgrade still ongoing.

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington
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